Information Carriers in Biomolecular Networks
Vincent Danos (CNRS/University of Edingurgh)February 3rd, 14:00 in KE LT1
New instruments, new experimental methods, and a new language were among the tools that removed the intellectual obstruction checking the progress of chemistry in the 18th century. This new language became necessary, not only to remove ambiguities and anachronisms, but also to accommodate the increasing number of newly discovered elements and their combinations. In reforming chemical language to reflect more systematically the compositional nature of compounds, Lavoisier was inspired by a powerful idea that “languages are true analytical methods.” Here we sketch the transposition of this idea to molecular biology and discuss a resultant change in perspective on the dynamics of complex interaction networks.